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Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Written by: Marketing Team
Dinosaur Tour Company

Paultons Park beats Drayton Manor, Djurs Sommerland and other category finalists, to be crowned Family Theme Park of the Year at the inaugural Park World Excellence Awards 

At the ceremony that took place this week at the W Hotel in Amsterdam, Paultons Park beat the five other finalists in its category to win the Family Theme Park of the Year Award at The Park World Excellence Awards. 

Launched earlier this year by Datateam Business Media in association with Park World magazine, The Park World Excellence Awards recognises Europe’s best theme park operators, suppliers, manufacturers and entertainment specialists. Professionals from across the theme park and attractions industry gathered at the awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the best from the sector. 

This is the Park’s second award win this year as it also won TripAdvisor’s best-rated amusement park, for the third consecutive year. Paultons Park based in the New Forest, Hampshire is the only amusement park to win this award multiple times in consecutive years. 

Media director at Datateam Business Media, Paul Ryder said: “All finalists have performed to an Oscar winning standard, demonstrating dedication and passion, and should be congratulated for their contribution to the theme park and attractions industry.”

Stephen Lorton, commercial director at Paultons Park, said: “It is an honour to win this award and be recognised not only as the best family theme park in the UK, but also in Europe. We’d like to extend a thank you to Datateam Business Media and Park World magazine for hosting this event. This has been a very successful year for us in terms of award wins but also because of the success of our new attraction launches, and we’re excited about what the next few years hold for Paultons Park.”

For more information on Paultons Park’s facilities and attractions or to buy tickets visit:


Peppa Pig World 
UK and Eire exclusive and world first, Peppa Pig World, is located at family theme park Paultons Park in Hampshire and opened in 2011. 
There are now nine rides including; Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight, Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride, Grandpa Pig’s Little Train Ride, Grandpa Pig’s Boat Trip, Daddy Pig’s Car Ride, George’s Dinosaur Adventure, Windy Castle, and, new for the 2018 season, The Queen’s Flying Coach Ride and Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club. Other attractions within Peppa Pig World include; George’s Spaceship Playzone, Mr Potato’s Playground and Muddy Puddles, a water splash park.

Paultons Park
Family-run theme park Paultons Park opened in 1983. The park covers 140 acres and has more than 70 rides and attractions including Jurassic-themed attraction Lost Kingdom.
In July 2018 Paultons Park won TripAdvisor’s best-rated UK amusement park for the third year in a row. Paultons Park is the only park to have ever received this award three years running. 
2018 tickets for adults and children one metre tall and over start from £29.25 when booked in advance online, and children less than one metre enter for free. 

Press enquiries to:
Holly Windsor
Senior Account Manager 
Liz Lean PR
01202 701828 

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